The Supreme Court gave Trump leeway on executive actions. Biden wants the same treatment

The Supreme Court gave Trump leeway on executive actions. Biden wants the same treatment

(CNN)The Biden administration faces two major confrontations with the Supreme Court this week, as the justices weigh requests related to the Covid moratorium on evictions and the termination of a Trump practice that forced migrants seeking US asylum to stay in Mexico until their claims could be heard. The cases could offer an early window into conflicts between the conservative court under Chief Justice John Roberts and the administration of Democrat Joe Biden . An overriding question is how much deference the 6-3 conservative-liberal court majority will afford the current President. Republican-led states and conservative organizations have been challenging a swath of Biden policies. Such disputes over immigration, the environment and tax and economic policy, could become a staple of the Supreme Court’s docket. John Roberts and the Supreme Court might block anything Democrats do on voting rights During Donald Trump’s presidency, the court blocked lower court orders against immigration and asylum restrictions and Trump’s diversion of federal funds to build a wall at the border with Mexico. Biden Justice Department lawyers are seeking the same deference to the Executive Branch that Trump enjoyed. “In recent years, this Court has repeatedly stayed broad lower court injunctions against Executive Branch policies addressing matters of immigration, foreign policy, and migration management. It should do the same here,” acting US Solicitor General Brian Fletcher wrote as he urged the justices to suspend a lower court order that would force Biden to reinstate Trump’s “Remain in Mexico” practice for asylum seekers. The second […]

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